Oct 2, 2012 5:00pm EDT
little more than 24 hours away from the first presidential debate between president obama and mitt romney. there are indications tonight that are significant number of american will be watching. in a newly released nbc news "wall street journal" survey, nearly 40% of the voters polled said the debates will be an important factor in deciding their vote. steve handelsman joins us from denver where the debate will take place. hi, steve. >> reporter: thanks. good evening from the university of denver. south of downtown on the way to the mountains.